Since: Apr 12

British Columbia

#1 Sep 17, 2012
Hi Guys,

I was diagnosed with DD this past April. It is now September and I have been experiencing discomfort/pain very after eating many of my meals. It doesn't happen all the time but often enought to warrant me thinking I should do the clear liquid diet for a couple days and then the low fiber diet for a couple of weeks. My question is how do you deal with trying to stay 'regular' while on the low fiber diet? Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Y'all.

Since: Jul 12

Laguna Hills, CA

#2 Sep 18, 2012
SharonRoseA wrote:
Hi Guys,
I was diagnosed with DD this past April. It is now September and I have been experiencing discomfort/pain very after eating many of my meals. It doesn't happen all the time but often enought to warrant me thinking I should do the clear liquid diet for a couple days and then the low fiber diet for a couple of weeks. My question is how do you deal with trying to stay 'regular' while on the low fiber diet? Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Y'all.
Hi Sharon Rose,

I am fortunate, I do not have problems with constipation on a low fiber diet. I drink vegetable juices(no fiber) and eat ripe bananas and cooked apples. So far so good.

Since: Apr 12

British Columbia

#3 Sep 19, 2012
lovedusty wrote:
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Hi Sharon Rose,
I am fortunate, I do not have problems with constipation on a low fiber diet. I drink vegetable juices(no fiber) and eat ripe bananas and cooked apples. So far so good.
Lovedusty, thanks for replying. I seem to very often struggle with constipation. I am sure that is a huge part of my developing this dreaded condition. Do you know how I go about getting more people to reply? This community is a wonderful thing. It would be great to be able to 'tap into' the wealth of experience.

Since: Jul 12

Laguna Hills, CA

#4 Sep 19, 2012
SharonRoseA wrote:
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Lovedusty, thanks for replying. I seem to very often struggle with constipation. I am sure that is a huge part of my developing this dreaded condition. Do you know how I go about getting more people to reply? This community is a wonderful thing. It would be great to be able to 'tap into' the wealth of experience.
Sharon rose, You might wait a bit longer to see if you get more replies or you could start another post asking for help like " Suggestions for avoiding constipation while on a low residue diet." This is kind of wordy but something along those lines. Also, you can read past posts on this subject.
There are hundreds of them. Just type in constipation or low residue diet in the search engine.

Good luck!

Since: Mar 12

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#5 Sep 19, 2012
Drink lots of water (64 oz is recommended per day) and eat an apple each day (without the peeling, if you're currently having a diverticulitis attack or waiting for colon resection surgery). This is what keeps me regular, in addition to drinking the nutritious orange juice and green juice each day (as I've mentioned in the Juicing and Raw Foods thread in this forum). I also eat raw foods 90% of the time, but I waited for two months after my colon resection surgery to change my diet. You should avoid eating raw foods during a diverticulitis attack and any breads containing refined flour, such as, pizza, breads, rolls, etc.

Good luck!
LemaLA

New York, NY

#6 Sep 28, 2012
The problem with relying on dietary sources of fiber is that most people donít eat a diet high in fiber. For people like me whose diets are less-than-rich in fiber, I recommend the Lady Soma Fiber Cleanse. Its a fiber supplement (not a cleanse) because its all-natural and has natural (herbal) sources such as ground flaxseed and psyllium husks, and provides at decent amount of fiber per serving. This product saved me. You should give it a try - I dont get the fiber that I should when I dont use it.
Melanie

United States

#7 Oct 2, 2012
Sharon Rose, I just got out of the hospital Friday after a diver attack. My doctor has me on a soft diet (soups, crackers) he also has me taking Miralix twice a day to try and get things moving. You might ask your doctor about using that.
cheryl

Regina, Canada

#8 Oct 2, 2012
My surgeon put me on metumucial while in the hospital..2 tablespoons in the morning with juice or water. I didn't have surgery but so far its worked.

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